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NEW: Musings on Medium.com

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There's lots to comment on in these turbulent times so Leon has launched a new blog on Medium.com. There you'll find provocative musings on songwriting, politics and life's little ironies. Leon's first musing asks if Zionism is inherently antisemitic and comes after the suspension of Ken Livingstone and the furore over supposed antisemitism in the Labour Party. 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 April 2017 15:02
 

Don't miss The Liberty Tree - March 8th!

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The only London performance this year!

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY.

Box office: 020 7485 2206 or book online here.

 

 I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know.  MY OWN MIND IS MY OWN CHURCH. 

“When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example to the poor to plunder the rich of his property." 

 Liberty Tree flyer - Cecil Sharp House, March 8th

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:09
 

They Come Like Armies

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They come like armies, they assault the land
They pump down vast amounts of water, toxic chemicals & sand
To crack the rocks and win the prize
The shale gas they hope will see their profits rise.

They say it’s safe, nothing to fear
But it doesn’t take a fracking scientist to spot a bad idea
Just one small leak in the wells they sink
Will contaminate the water that we drink

Ask who will profit? Who pay the price?
This patch of earth they’re violating isn’t theirs to sacrifice.
Why can’t they see that it’s insane
To heat the planet, scar the earth for short term gain?

Earth’s buried treasures they take by force
And fracking uses so much water it depletes the water source
So now in Texas they’re asking why
The shale gas flows while the water taps run dry.

Let’s choose clean water, let’s choose clean air
Let’s choose a future that’s sustainable for everyone to share
Let’s choose clean energy sea, sun and wind
So we can keep those fossil fuels in the ground.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:20
 

Records Available for Download

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Leon Rosselson’s early vinyl recordings are now available as downloads on all major digital retail outlets, including iTunesAmazonGoogle Play and Napster.

You can see a list of early vinyl records on the records page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:27
 

That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority

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Book Cover - That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority

 

Now available from Five Leaves Bookshop Occasional Papers

 
Singer-songwriter Leon Rosselson questions what it means to be Jewish.
 
"For my parents and grandparents, Jewish identity, in religion, culture and language, was a given. Not so for me. I'm not religious, not a Zionist, so in what consists my Jewishness? Is a love of chopped liver and a belief that chicken soup cures all ills enough? And does it matter? This is the story of my search for answers. It is an argument with myself, with song lyrics to embellish the argument."
 
28 pages £4.00
ISBN 978-1-910170-33-5
 
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This essay was originally presented as the 2015 Yerushah Lecture at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge at the invitation of Dr Daniel Weiss 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 21:35
 
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